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Sydney Living Museums (Historic Houses Trust of NSW) holds extensive printed collections in its historic house museums, buildings and sites and in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. These collections are, within their context, of important cultural significance for the people of NSW and for Australia. The house museums contain collections related to their particular history, including books, sheet music and printed ephemera. Two of the houses, Rouse Hill House and Meroogal, have...



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Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the collections of Sydney Living Museums’ historic house museums and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection . The collection includes domestic sheet music and manuscript transcriptions either as single pieces or groups of pieces bound together into volumes by their owners. Much of the music is dated and inscribed and reflects the musical taste, skills, pedagogy and networks of early Australian colonists and their children and...
Topic: Sheet Music
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
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The Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection specialises in the history of house and garden design and interior furnishing in New South Wales, Australia, from 1788. The strength of our collection lies in its wide range of formats, including architectural pattern books, architectural fragments, wall and floor coverings, manufacturers’ trade catalogues and sample books, garden ornament, fittings (including curtain and blind hardware, door and window furniture), soft furnishings and...
Topics: house and garden design, interior furnishing, New South Wales
Trade Catalogues
Trade Catalogues
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This selection of digitised resources consists largely of items taken from the collection of trade catalogues held by the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. The collection includes trade literature related to house and garden design and interior furnishing, as well as building materials, house fittings, and hardware. It comprises publications from merchants and manufacturers in Australia, England, Scotland, the United States, and Europe, as well as...
Topics: Trade Catalogues, Trade Catalogs
Stewart Symonds Collection
Stewart Symonds Collection
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the Stewart Symonds Sheet Music Collection held by the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums. Donated to the library in 2016 through the Commonwealth Cultural Gifts Program by private collector Stewart Symonds, the collection comprises 1563 pieces of music bound into 46 volumes, including 55 leaves of manuscript transcriptions, and is mostly music for piano or piano and voice, with some arrangements for harp,...
Rouse Hill House & Farm
Rouse Hill House & Farm
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the  collection of Sydney Living Museums' historic house museum, Rouse Hill  House & Farm. The house at Rouse Hill was occupied by six generations of the Rouse and Terry families from its  construction in the early 1800s until the late 1990s, when it opened as a museum. Each generation has left its mark, barely erasing the evidence  of those who lived there before but instead adding to it, forming a richly...
Topics: Rouse Hill House & Farm, Rouse Family, Terry Family
Throsby Park
Throsby Park
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This selection of digitised book and music resources comes from the collection of Throsby Park, Moss Vale, and is an historic house owned by Sydney Living Museums. Built between 1834 and 1837 by the Throsby family, the house remained in family ownership until 1975 when it was sold to the NSW government. In 2010, the house was transferred from the National Parks & Wildlife Service to the Historic House Trust of NSW. The house was conserved and landscaped in preparation for leasing and its...
Illustrated Sheet Music Covers
Illustrated Sheet Music Covers
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This selection of digitised resources comes from the collections of Sydney Living Museums’ historic house museums and the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection. Examples of musical scores with illustrated covers or internal illustrations are featured.  Publications have been sourced from Rouse Hill Estate, Rouse Hill, Meroogal, in Nowra, Throsby Park, in Moss Vale, and the Stewart Symonds sheet music collection (the latter two collections are located at the Caroline...
Scottish Music Publications and Themes
Scottish Music Publications and Themes
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This selection of digitised resources draws together musical scores published in Scotland as well as Scottish tunes or music identified as Scottish or about Scotland published elsewhere. The scores are sourced from the Stewart Symonds Sheet Music Collection, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums, as well as house museum collections cared for by Sydney Living Museums. All of these scores were sourced from Australian collections or relate to families emigrating...
Trade Catalogues
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All pieces in this volume are available separately For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue View performance video of Robin Adair Listen to 'Songs of Home' exhibition audio of Mr Frank Walker's Strathspey Contents: Six sonatas for the piano forte or harpsichord, with an accompaniment for a flute or violin and violoncello/ Pleyel, Ignaz, 1757-1831 -- Two admired airs composed with variations for the piano forte/ Ross, John, 1764-1837 -- An admired Scotish (sic) air, arranged with...
Topics: Lucy Havens volume, binder's volume of sheet music, Stewart Symonds collection, Scottish music...
Domestic Sheet Music and Manuscripts
by Blewitt, Jonathan, 1782-1853; Dalrymple, J. S.
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Topics: Dowling songbook, piano music, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
Throsby Park
by Cherry, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; Lake, J. W.
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Throsby Park
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, piano music, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
All pieces in this volume are available separately For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Download the full songbook Contents : The arrow and the song--The Brook--The song of the blind girl to her harp--The bird song--The bridge/J.T.M. Harrison--The careless word/Mrs Norton--The captive greek girl/J.W. Hobbs--The heart bow'd down/M.W. Balfe--The last meeting/ G. Linley--The landing of the pilgrim fathers/Mrs Heman's sister [Harriet Browne]--The last rose of summer/Sir John...
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Throsby Park
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Throsby Park
by Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892; Dickson, Ellen, 1819-1878
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Moscheles, Ignaz, 1794-1870.; Ball, William, 1784-1869.; Abel, J.L. (Johann Leopold), 1795-1871.; Cleobury, Mrs.
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For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia,...
Trade Catalogues
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Bayley, F. W. N. (Frederic William Naylor), 1808-1853; Waller, Sidney
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All pieces in this volume are available separately For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Listen to 'Songs of Home' Exhibition audio of Hallelujah Chorus Listen to audio of Blackbird Waltz Listen to audio of Jenny Dang The Weaver The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family. Contents: Overture: arrangement based on overture from: Zauberflotte [Die Zauberflotte (The Magic...
Topics: Margaret Hazlitt volume, binder's volume of sheet music, sheet music, Stewart Symonds collection,...
Throsby Park
by Linley, George, 1798-1865; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
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Trade Catalogues
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Topics: trade catalogue, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Kitchen utensils - Trade catalogues, Bathtubs -...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Wilhelmina Burne songbook, piano music, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet...
Stewart Symonds Collection
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Topics: Lucy Havens volume, piano music, guitar music, flute music, sheet music, Stewart Symonds...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
Topics: trade catalogues, Linoleum - Trade catalogues, Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection,...
All pieces in this volume are available separately For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue. Download the full songbook The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: binder's volume of sheet music, piano music, Wilhelmina Burne songbook, Rouse Hill House &...
Throsby Park
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Rice, Tom (Thomas Dartmouth), 1808-1860; Godbe, S.
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Topics: Dowling songbook, piano music, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, Minstrel music...
Trade Catalogues
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Throsby Park
by Glover, Stephen, 1813-1870; Carpenter, J.E. (Joseph Edwards), 1813-1885
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Trade Catalogues
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Stewart Symonds Collection
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Topics: Lucy Havens volume, piano music, sheet music, Stewart Symonds collection, Sydney Living Museums
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Throsby Park
by Carpenter, J.E. (Joseph Edwards), 1813-1885; Glover, Stephen, 1813-1870; Stannard & Dixon
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Topics: Miss Gittins songbook, piano music, Throsby Park, Provenance - Australia, sheet music, Sydney...
Trade Catalogues
by Anthony Hordern & Sons
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by W.S. Thomson & Co.
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Trade Catalogues
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Missing pages.  For details and full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue
Topics: trade catalogues, Furniture - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
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Topics: Maria Lee volume, sheet music, piano music, Stewart Symonds collection, Sydney Living Museums,...
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Farren, Percival; Reed, Thomas German
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Topics: Dowling songbook, piano music, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, sheet music,...
Trade Catalogues
by Mark Foy's Ltd.
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Lake, J. W.; Cherry, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869
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Published c1857. For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Download the full score
Topics: Rouse Hill volume, sheet music, songs with piano, Sydney Living Museums, Rouse Hill House &...
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Topics: trade catalogue, trade catalog, Wallpaper - Sample books, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Sydney...
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Topics: trade catalogues, Glassware - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century, Caroline Simpson...
Trade Catalogues
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Rouse Hill House & Farm
by Balfe, M. W. (Michael William), 1808-1870.; Bunn, Alfred, 1796?-1860.
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Topics: Dowling songbook, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm, Provenance - Australia, songs with...
Trade Catalogues
by Clarke's Pyramid and Fairy Light Company
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Trade Catalogues
by W. H. Rocke & Co.
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All pieces in this volume are available separately For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Download the full songbook Performance video and audio of Logie o'Buchan as featured in Songs of Home exhibition  The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet music has been made possible by a generous donation made by Cecelia Clarke and her family.
Topics: Elouis songbook, sheet music, piano music, Scottish song, Caroline Simpson Library & Research...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Download the full volume Contents: Hearts and homes / words by Charlotte Young, composed by John Blockley -- Too late! Too late! Song as sung by Miss Louisa Vinning / W.H. Bellamy, R. Sidney Pratten -- Katty darling! Sung by Madame Anna Bishop -- Jenny Lind’s song of fatherland / English words by Charles Jefferys, music by Felix Gantier -- I cannot sing tonight / L.H. Lavenu -- A rose tree in full bearing -- The Marseillaise hymn /...
Topics: Rouse Hill volume, binder's volume of sheet music, songs with piano, Rouse Hill House & Farm,...
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All pieces in this volume are available separately For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue Listen to audio of Black Mary Listen to audio of Morag Listen to audio of Hit Her on The Bum Listen to audio of The Favorite Scotch Rondo Listen to audio of The Banks of Clyde Listen to audio of The Horse-man’s Port Listen to audio of Queen of France’s Lamentation Listen to 'Songs of Home' Exhibition audio of All in the Downs The digitisation, research and interpretation of this sheet...
Topics: Haidee B Harris songbook, binder's volume of sheet music, piano music, Stewart Symonds collection,...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, needlework, department stores, Sydney Living Museums, Caroline...
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Stewart Symonds Collection
by Bellini, Vincenzo, 1801-1835.
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Topics: Stewart Symonds volume no 1, piano music, sheet music, Illustrated sheet music cover, Caroline...
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Topics: Mary Miller volume, piano music, sheet music, Illustrated sheet music cover, Caroline Simpson...
For full bibliographic record see our Library Catalogue This is an arrangement of the duettino for two sopranos from the chorus 'Nettun s'onori' at the end of act I (text: 'Su conca d'oro') of the opera 'Idomeneo' (KV 366).
Topics: Maria Lee volume, sheet music, piano music, Stewart Symonds collection, Sydney Living Museums,...
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by Lawrence & Hanson Electrical Group
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Throsby Park
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Ironwork - Trade catalogues, Trade catalogues - 20th century,...
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Topics: Margaret Hazlitt volume, sheet music, piano music, Stewart Symonds collection, Sydney Living Museums
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Topics: Maria Lee volume, sheet music, piano music, Irish song, Stewart Symonds collection, Sydney Living...
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Topics: Lucy Havens volume, piano music, sheet music, Scottish music publications and themes, Stewart...
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Topics: trade catalogues, trade catalogs, Trade catalogues - 19th century, Trade catalogues - Architectural...
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